Congratulations to NJAMHAA's Honorees!
During NJAMHAA's Fall Behavioral Healthcare Meeting, Taking Charge of Change, on October 20, 2016, President and CEO Debra Wentz, PhD, honored three individuals for their outstanding contributions to substance use and mental health treatment and to the nonprofit community overall.
Alan Oberman, LCSW, LCADC, Chief Executive Officer, John Brooks Recovery Center, received the John Clancy Memorial Tribute Award in recognition of his perseverance with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the Governor’s staff to ensure that his current clients and individuals in the future would be able to receive needed services and for his leadership with NJAMHAA’s Addictions Practice Group since its inception.
Linda Czipo, Executive Director, Center for Non-Profit Corporations, received the Leadership in Nonprofit Regulatory and Legal Issues Award in recognition of her leadership in areas, including advocacy against red tape and for regulatory simplification, which benefit all non-profit organizations for the long term.
Bob Pekar, LCSW, President and CEO, Oaks Integrated Care, received the Lifetime Leadership Award in honor of his proactive efforts, continually evolving the structure of his organization to match the changes in the behavioral healthcare marketplace. Pekar was also recognized for his service to NJAMHAA as a Board member for several years and his generous support long after his tenure on the Board.
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